Thread: Crazy Virus.
12-28-2010, 10:03 PM
He said when he went into the office, there were 6 people who had brought in their laptops with the same virus. Other friends have also fallen victim to it.
My friend got a message that she had a virus and was directed by the virus to follow the links to fix it. Naturally, it just took over her system. I'm glad she didn't follow the further directions to give her credit card number to pay the virus to fix itself.
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12-28-2010, 10:07 PM
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Many folks are infected by the same Trojans as you and they have lots to say about how they finally fixed their problems.They also know which software houses actually install viruses and Trojans on your system.
Think about it ,Who benefits the most by you having a Trojan and are unable to use your laptop ?The people who write and sell the anti_virus software .They know that eventually you will buy software to clean out the bugs and it may be theirs.
Just about every home in America has at least one PC and if they are all Infected over time that's hundreds of million of dollars per anti virus house .
#23 So far, so good! (Update on redirect virus.)12-28-2010, 10:51 PM
I went ahead and ran TDSS killer (it didn't find anything) so I took a deep breath and rebooted. All is well. (I think.)
For others with this problem, here's what I did:
Run rKill and then run Malwarebytes (do a full scan). If you can't run those programs because the virus is preventing it, create a desktop shortcut for rKill, reboot, and hit the shortcut before all your normal shields kick in.
Follow the instructions and then update and run your normal anti-virus stuff. Run TDSS too - it can't hurt (thanks Lager!).
12-28-2010, 11:09 PM
Another Virus help is to not do daily work on an admin account - save the admin account for when you have to install something - something you know is safe. If you don't have admin privileges most viruses cannot install themselves.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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